Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Cycling through France!

Yay, summer is finally here!  I know I have been MIA for a while, but I've got some fun news to share to explain why!  Mr. Chuckles and I have been busy planning for a trip to France in July.  And not just any trip, we are flying our bikes over with us, along with our tent, sleeping bags and camping stove and we are going to make our way around the countryside on our bikes, camping as we go.

So we have been really busy trying to get things organized and accumulate all the gear we will need.  We have tried to keep costs low, so a lot of the gear we have purchased has been second hand or from thift stores.  I did splurge a little though and buy a good quality hikers tent as well as a mini stove and good sleeping bag. I can't stand being cold at night.

I have managed to get a little bit of furniture done over the past few weeks though.  Rather than do a separate posts, I am just going to showcase them together here.

First up are these neat little bongo-style side tables.  They were not much to look at in the original state, but their bright new shade perks them up a bit!


Secondly, I used a vibrant shade of purple on this buffet.  I never use purple, but I had done a French set for a friend in this colour and really liked it, so I thought I would put it to use a second time.  It pulls a little blue in the pictures, but it is most definitely purple.

The oak grain is still visible through the paint, I love painting chunky oak pieces vibrant colours, they always turn out so great!


Right, I'm off to do more trip organizing, have a sunny day!